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for joining us, i am alison starling. >> i am scott thuman. first, traffic and weather. we will check in with lisa baden shortly. meteorologist adam caskey is up first, because it has been a dramatic change. >> yes, cold front moving through the region in late february and early march, packing a plunge in terms of temperatures. yesterday morning we were in low 40's. right now we are in the 30's. 35 in the district, 30 in hagerstown, 32 incumbent, 36 in quantico, 40 in lexington park. temperatures are still falling as we go through the morning before sunrise at 6:41. highs today around 49 or 50. mostly sunny skies tomorrow and a little breezy. it will be mild with high temperatures in the mid to upper 50's tomorrow afternoon. then temperatures dropped to a low 40's on thursday. the next chance of precipitation is on sunday. that's it for the forecast. >>> the third street tunnel is closed southbound. you cannot get into the tunnel from the york avenue because of an accident that happened overnight. our documented a crash. the southbound direction is closed. -- they are documented in a
washington," on your side. >> good morning, washington. great to have you with us on this early thursday morning. i am pamela brown. >> i am alison starling. good morning. let's get started with traffic and weather every ten minutes. adam caskey has the latest on what is a cold forecast after a beautiful afternoon yesterday. >> sister there was perfect, considering it is early march. it was in the low to mid 60's yesterday with sunshine. today it will be a lot colder. we are feeling the effects already. 25 in upper marlborough, 28 in currently. alread the wind chills are in the teens and 20's. temperatures in the 20's, a cold start, clear skies, sunshine, near 40 this afternoon. low 40's locally and maybe upper 30's in outlying areas. tomorrow will be a little warmer, near 50, which is average for this time of year. by sunday, a widespread area of rain. >>> around the beltway looks good. no problems on 95, 66, the greenway, the toll road, 270, 70, baltimore-washington parkway. route 4 and about five, giving you the all clear on 210. normal service systemwide on metro rail. this is video
boehner instead wants the ceremony at arlington national cemetery. the bodies of prominent u.s. citizens like rosa parks have been displayed in the capitol rotunda. his funeral is scheduled march 15. >>> a virginia teenage girl attacked a teacher in the classroom. a 17-year-old high school students punched the teacher several times in the face tuesday afternoon. criminal charges are pending against the student. the school district says the girl also faces long-term suspension or even expulsion. >>> metro passengers will brace for more sat down sand delays this weekend. the agency is getting to work on the orange, blue, and red lines. mike conneen joins us from new carrollton with what it means for passengers. >> it is complying with recommendations for the ntsb. passengers will use free shuttle buses available this weekend. metro is telling them to add an extra 40 minutes to their weekend commute. >> i don't have a car. >> it is another weekend, another round of metro track maintenance. >> i will have to pick up my >> 10:00 p.m. tonight through sunday night, the orange line is closed fro
to burglarize. she said that she could use the money. she drove to this safeway on saturday. she turned her police radio on. the informant left with a crowbar and returned the vehicle with $1,050 and a white substance suspected to be crack cocaine. she was found in her apartment with $610 on her. officer green has been charged with attempted receipt of stolen property. >> i cannot believe they would take the chance and they could be watched by their officers at any time. >> i am not surprised. nothing surprises me. >> officer green who is on paid leave and refused to comment when she left court today. the police chief said we must be just as proactive about preventing corruption as we are about preventing crime. abc 7 news. >> a congressman from maryland plans to introduce a bill with controversy from a baptist church. they would ban protests during military hearings. this is in response to the supreme court decision that ruled that a church protest at military funerals are permitted under the constitution. it appears the state will crack down on cell phone use while driving. they approved
. >> they love me. >> he claims his regime has not used any brutal force. >> this is lying. 100%. >> leaders are united to oust him. this money is now frozen. >> it is time for him to go. >> when asked when he would leave, he laughed at the idea. >> [laughter] who would leave his homeland? [laughter] >> back here at home, the libyan embassy is defying gaddafi. they will raise a flag. reporting live, pam allie brown -- pamela brown, abc 7 news. >>> a silver springs man was sentenced for fraud. he pleaded guilty to making false statements. a judge agreed to enhance that sentence because of terrorist threats that he made. he threatened to blow up the white house, the treasure building, and the metro stop. >>> to news on the hill, democrats and republicans may be close to a deal to avoid a shutdown. a bill would keep the government running through march 18. it would take -- four billion dollars in spending cuts. even president obama may support a. >> democratic leaders resisted this until a few days ago. now they might be willing to agree to it. this is progress. >> republicans want deeper cuts.
there is no revolution and denied using military force against their own citizens but this is video taken today 30 miles from tripoli and shows something different. it is why president obama has called for gadhafi to step down, sent warships into the region and ordered a seizure of $30 billion in libya assets. this fighting was going on as christiane was making her way to sit down with the colonel himself and she has an exclusive interview with the longtime leader of a nation on the brink. >> reporter: our day began high over the libyan capital tripoli. in a helicopter ride organized to prove that the city is calm and remains under gadhafi's control. even though opponents are closing in, having seized nearby towns as well as most of eastern lib libya. shortly after we touched down in one of the neighborhoods we had just flown over, a family was burying one of at least nine protesters who had been shot to death here last week. the mourners began chanting "beware, gadhafi, you too soon will be buried here" but in other parts of the city are the chants -- these people were shouting for gadhafi as they were
it. >> yeah, we do. >>> first, the fierce winter weather back hitting us hard in spring. sam is out in a wintry mix. even though it's spring. >> yeah, it is a mix. we're getting a bounce off the jacket in the ice in the rain. mostly in times square, this is what we're dealing with. a little water to kick around. look at butler, new jersey, just 30 miles northwest. and a little elevation. you get snow out of the situation. and that's what the northeast is worried about. colder temperatures and some snow, even through tonight. there's plenty of places. we had 12 states with winter weather watches and advisories. 80 reports of severe weather. and damage from that weather. our barbara pinto is in winterset, iowa. and some twisters touched down. >> reporter: look at this. 1 of 16 tornadoes here in winterset, blowing this barn to bits. the tornado siren sounded around the dinner hour, sending people here and across the state, running for safety. this storm was powerful. it dumped golf ball-sized hail. tore roofs and siding from homes. toppled power lines. thankfully, no one was hurt. but
traveled to egypt to support a program. >> they pay us. it is a profit-making enterprise for us. >> the airfare costs $8,000. they remained suspicious but they are not ready yet to call for his ouster. >> if there is an issue, they will require him to refund the money. >> council members were told that udc's auditors investigating. they want to know to whom she reports. when they learned that the auditor reports to the president, they suggested an independent auditor. from the wilson building, sam ford, abc7 news. >>> and maryland congressman is pushing for a law to ban all protests at military generals. than double legislation today in response to last week's supreme court decision that ruled the anti-gay protests by the westboro baptist church protected by the first amendment. his bill would ban protests without violating free speech. >>> the suspect in the east coast rapist case is behind bars. a new search tool could have led to his arrest well before that. gail pennybacker joins us with more. it looks like this could solve other cold cases as well. is that right? >> it like
protesters. the violence seems to be getting worse. government forces are using rocket attacks to keep rebels out of eastern libya and away from aaa. -- from tripoli. they have denied an earlier report that gaddafi is set to negotiate. aaa mid-atlantic says they expect prices to crest between and $3.50.ents the current average in the metro area is for a balanced for regular -- is $4 for a gallon. >>> there was a host of questions from council members. the trip to egypt was part of a probable program with a college overseas. but council members are skeptical. >> in egypt, it is a profit- making enterprise for us. >> there is an issue with it. i am sure that the board will require him to refund the money. >> some students are calling for him to resign. >>> maryland's senator is now a hall of famer. he was inducted today into the national women's hall of fame. becamed's senior senator the longest serving female senator in the history of the senate. eight other women will all be inducted. an ocean city -- >>> and ocean city tradition will remain intact. the all would proposal went out over two ot
of march. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for being with us. it is 6:00. there's breaking news downtown. first, adam caskey has lots of changes in the forecast. >> big changes. ups and downs in terms of the characters over the next week. that is typical of march. it's tuesday, march 1. notice the clouds have cleared out over the ocean. is an area of high-pressure selling over us and that will bring us sunshine today and tomorrow. that's pushing east. a southerly wind will kick in the bop are tempered results for tomorrow. it will be breezy tomorrow. it's 33 downtown right now. 32 at dulles airport. 37 in fredericksburg. highs in the upper 40's this afternoon with a lot of sunshine. near 60 degrees tomorrow, mostly sunny. let's go to lisa baden now. >>> accident investigation inside the southbound third street tunnel with an accident that occurred around 12:30 this morning. now the southbound tunnel is open. the lanes are reduced as you access from d street. traffic is no longer forced to pass the exit on new york avenue to go down before d street. now you can ac
gays have a right to do it. >>> terror attack a gunman shouting in arabic opens fire on u.s. troops at an airport in germany. >>> and, made in america. the family who said we could take away everything in their house made overseas, stunned by the truth. tonight, we show them how it looks when we buy only from workers here at home. >>> good evening. they are our parents, our neighbors and we learned today that by the millions they are vulnerable to a kind of invisible elder abuse. it was all brought home by the original all-american kid in the old time movies, mickey rooney who is now 90 years old. he silenced the room on capitol hill of his story of financial abuse, bullying and shake. adding, if it can happen to him, it can happen to anyone. and abc's claire shipman watched it all today. >> reporter: diane, it is estimated that as many as 3.5 million americans are victims of elder abuse. it does have a broad definition. it can be physical abuse, neglect, sheer theft, which is what mickey rooney talked about in his wrenching testimony, where he said all of them can cause devastating
the middle east today, as the u.s. says mommar gadhafi must go. >>> protest nation. wisconsin's two-week sit-in reaches a turning point. while riot police are called to a campus in california. >>> and reaction, letting in after a star athlete is kicked off his team for having premarital sex. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. it's a critical day in libya, as protesters are now being urged to demonstrate their anger. that turnout could show whether mommar gadhafi has control. >> and president obama has a tough, new message for the libyan leader. emily schmidt has the details from washington. emily? >> reporter: president obama says there's a danger of a stalemate in libya that could turn bloody. so, for the first time, he's officially saying how the u.s. weighs in. there are reports of new libyan government air strikes on rebel forces trying to get reinforcements on the ground. now, the rebels are getting verbal reinforcements from washington. for the first time, president obama has publicly called on libya's leader to step down. >>
life? >> only when they're all mad at me. >> he's got like two of us that are, two of us that respect or one of us -- >> reporter: those are not good odds. >> it's rare to have all four of us mad at him at the same time but it's also really var for all of us not to be mad at him. >> every relationship has those ups and downs. cody just unfortunately is sometimes in the doghouse a little more than most men would be. >> reporter: so here's the tough question. honestly do you think that people are watching because they want to have their eyes and minds open or are they watching for the spectacle of it. >> yes. >> reporter: yes what? >> both. >> who knows why people tune in. >> i'm sure they start out -- i'm sure they start out with kind of just curiosity. >> but there's somebody that they can -- most people can relate to. >> a lot of people are turning on to tuning in to see a train wreck potentially and i think that every day they see a fender bender. >> reporter: one issue the sister wives readily admit to struggling with is jealousy. >> this is nice. >> reporter: today we watch them d
. >> it gave us a lot of concern. a special aba we thought it might be unsafe. >> -- especially when we thought it would be unsafe. >> i noticed there was some white stuff. we need to do something. >> the bomb squad is still in the house right now. they have not determined what is in the box. they are also not ready to move a yet. they are taking this very slowly. if anything develops, we will let you know what is going on. back to our top story. the supreme court allowing coralline hateful protests at military funerals. >> good afternoon. we are disappointed in today's the ruling. italy's military families without meaningful legal recourse when they're targeted for abuse by the westboro baptist church. we fought the good fight. those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of the nation. despite the end result, i am proud of our legal team. these people from kansas have savaged -- this gentleman from pennsylvania is the only one u.s. had the courage to stand up and fight this thing the court system while his heart was breaking. amidst all this legal wrangling that we are discussing today, i
with us. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >>> 5:08. time for traffic and weather. >> let's get to brian van de graaff with the latest on tuesday. >> at the tuesday ladies. getting started with mild air. city six downtown, they seven in warrenton, 57-- 57 in warrenton. 56 downtown. tonight temperatures will slip down into low 40's. gray and cloudy tomorrow morning with afternoon storms possible. we will be in a 50's to more. showers early thursday. sunshine on friday with highs around 50. late saturday into sunday, a couple shallowowers in low 40's. >>> the morning rush hour is starting to do its thing because of the volume we are watching, starting to increase. travel times in your favor of 95 between fredericksburg and springfield and between washington and baltimore. 270, a bond of the headlights in this camera leaping germantown all the way to the lane divide. a few of your neighbors hitting the roads. still in good shape good 66 and 270. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 5:10, 56 degrees. >> details on a massive road construction projects and how it c
, everyone. thanks for being with us today. it's the recent surge in gas price. this morning, the president is considering drastic measures to turn it around. >> here's why. according to one survey, the average price for a gallon of gas is $3.47. 7 cents higher than last year this time. >> emily schmidt has details. >> reporter: good morning to you. the calendar says march, but it might as well be memorial day when it comes to gas prices. they are going up higher and faster than anytime in history. and now, some are asking the president, what are you going to do about it. with gas prices skyrocketing, americans are reaching their limits earlier. >> i cannot afford to fill up the tank. >> reporter: the nationwide average is $3.38 a gallon. a new lundberg survey says that's up 33 cents in two week. the second biggest price increase on record means spending more. >> up until this point, $50 about every two weeks. and now, it's gone up to $60 every two weeks, now, we're up to almost $75. >> reporter: the prices go with the middle east uprising. so far there are no shortages, just worry. the whi
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. the embattled leader threatens another vietnam in the u.s. intervenes, as he rides his golf cart through tripoli. >>> the presidential race begins today. campaign 2012 kicks off, as the first republican challengers to president obama announce they're ready to run. >>> fighting for his kids. charlie sheen launches a custody showdown. his soon-to-be ex-wife says he threatened her life. calls him insane. but admits her own struggle with addiction. so, where do the twin boys really belong? >>> and hang on. a woman hangs on to the hood of a car. how did she hold on tight for 35 miles and survive? >>> hello, everyone. we have a lot to get to this morning. starting out with more information about that terrorist attack against americans in germany. two service members killed. two others wounded at the frankfurt airport. german authorities now indicating that the gunman who fired on the american troops at close range was driven by islamic extremism. apparently he was yelling allah akbar. was he a lone wolf? or did he have help? >> we're going to answer the questions right away. >>> and a look at serena w
will the u.s. lead the quest to crush gadhafi's forces? >>> severe spring weather. one of california's biggest rainmaker ever. spawning blizzards and tornadoes across the country. >>> and dancing debut. kirstie alley, even the karate kid, make their quest for the mirrorball trophy. >>> good morning. the no-fly zone in libya appears easier to enforce this morning after another round of military might. >> here, now, are the latest developments from libya. u.s.-led air strikes lit up the skies over tripoli for a third night. >> but the american military commanders are looking to hand over control of this operation as soon as possible. >> president obama says, while moammar gadhafi needs to go, the libyan leader is not the target of the air strikes. emily schmidt begins our coverage this morning in washington. good morning, emily. >> reporter: rob and peggy, good morning to you. moammar gadhafi has kept an uncharacteristically low profile the last couple of days. no signs of him amidst all the signs of an expanding no-fly zone. for yet another day, coalition forces are targeting libya. a
is live for us in northern japan. hi, akiko. >> reporter: good morning to you. the news out of japan has not been all too promising on the nuclear front today. we've just learned from tokyo water bureau officials that they have found levels of radioactive iodine in some city tap water. and those measured two times the recommended limit for infants. officials say the water is not an immediate health risk to adults but they have asked parents to stop giving their babies tap water. now, that adds to the list of products that have been effected by radiation leaks. vegetables, including broccoli and spinach, raw milk, even sea water have all been tainted. this came on a day when a spike in radiation levels forced workers to pull out of reactor number two at fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. they have been working to restore there -- restore the power there and stabilize the plant. the setback really shows the challenges workers are up against nearly two weeks into this crisis. in areas devastated by the tsunami, another moderate earthquake struck. this one centered in fukushima near that nucle
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to him are all aware of it, he's lying. >> reporter: as for gadhafi's claim no force has been used, this man had evidence to the contrary. like many here, he showed us pictures of the dead far too graphic to be shown on television. >> they're not playing games with the people. we are real. he's a killer. believe me. >> he is a terrorist. he is a terrorist. they are looking for freedom and we are free at last. free at last! free at last! >> reporter: in a benghazi cafe, they had a simple wish. >> we want gadhafi die. >> reporter: alex marquardt, abc news, benghazi, libya. >> crude oil prices are hovering around $98 a barrel as traders keep an eye on the unrest. libya's top oil official said the country's crude production has been cut by 50%. here at home the national average price of a gallon of unleaded has reached $3.38, up more than 19 cents in one week. i paid almost $4 yesterday for a gallon. >> it's crazy. events of the world do affect us here at home. >>> the chance of a federal government shutdown bit end of the week could be less likely. >> a short-term plan has been put in
reached out to several local doctors near the top of this list and none of them would talk with us on camera. if you would like to see if your doctor is on this list go to tbd.com. >>> now to the latest in a crisis in libya. the senate approved a resolution calling for the resignation of muammar gaddafi. senators unanimously passed the measure that also called on the un security council to impose a no-fly zone over libya. robert gates says any military action in libya could affect the war in afghanistan. military leaders say this is a complex task that would require eliminating that country's air defense. >>> marion barry has been in hot water again. this time a series of an unpaid parking tickets led to the booting of his jaguar. court records show he had nine unpaid tickets totaling $700. at first he was tight-lipped about the issue but later he said he was working to resolve the issue. >> [unintelligible] i said i am not going to spend three seconds on that subject. >> the boot was removed after he paid off six of the tickets. >>> a desperate search is on for a missing pregnant
is facing now new pressure from congress over the u.s. military's role in libya. >> republicans are now demanding specifics from the president about his goals in libya. john hendren has the latest from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. as the military operation in libya enters its sixth day, at least in public, moammar gadhafi is showing no sign of giving up. sources say obama administration officials have told european allies they want to hand off control of the international operation in libya this week. nato is already activating ships and planes in the mid terrain yan, a move president obama describes as u.s. exit strategy. >> the exit strategy will be executed this week in the sense that we will be pulling back from our much more active efforts to shape the environment. >> reporter: in benghazi they're cheering a no-fly zone as airborne life line. pro-democracy rebels are holding onto that area. secretary of state hillary clinton calls it the humanitarian catastrophe that did not happen. >> gadhafi' troops were poised to enter benghazi over the weekend, put
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to signal the readiness to use it but the condition for using it are not there yet. >> reporter: but with the economy just starting to rebound, and then drivers, also known as voters, complaining about gas prices, there may be plenty of political pressure. >> so, are we using this now as a political football in essence? >> it always has been. it was from the start. >> reporter: he studied president clinton's release of some of the reserve back in 200 shortly before election and concluded politics drove the decision and there was no conclusion the release lowered gas prices. president obama could receive similar criticism if he opens the relief now. >> this decision, i think, would have a bad odor to it. so, he's probably weighing whether the politics will go north or south and we'll see. >> reporter: as a candidate, mr. obama was not opposed to a release from the oil reserve back in 2008. now he's considering a move, that certainly didn't seem to be the reserve two weeks ago when he said, we'll be able to ride out the libya situation and it will stabilize. david kerley, abc news
for the morning commute as the white house weighs use emergency reserves for the first time in almost 40 years. >>> wild weather. twisters tearing up part of the south. heavy rain washes out the east. a 3-month-old baby rescued from rising waters. >>> lindsay lohan in that jewelry store where she's accused of taking a necklace. >>> and you're angry but what if you heard this over the p.a. system? ♪ oh girls they want to have fun ♪ >>> and good morning, america. hopefully, everybody had a great weekend. i know there was some bad weather, maybe you got stuck at the airport. but did you have cyndi lauper at your airport serenading you? >> i think that would put me in a good mood, only if it was followed by ♪ and your plane is leaving right now ♪ >> exactly. >> we have a lot to get to this morning. big day for the president. first cattle call in iowa. five going to take the stage tonight. the first caucus is less than a yearway. who is not jumping in? sarah palin actually weighing in on an interview as she's on her way to india. all of that ahead. >>> also, george, more controversy brewing
a little time off. good to have david muir back with us this morning. >> great to be here, robin. breaking news on the f-15, coming in this morning. >> in libya, on the third day of air strikes this morning. we're not sure where the pilot is this morning. but the other pilot is safe. this is coming in right now. developments are coming in. we'll keep you up-to-date. and more on one of gadhafi's sons died after a libyan pilot made a suicide attack. >>> and brian ross is here with an eye-opening look at where gadhafi might be. we'll show you the deep, underground tunnels, the elaborate hideaway where's the libyan leader might be hiding. >>> we want to get to martha raddatz in washington this morning, that's covering the f-15, that's gone down. we have the pictures coming in. what do we know this morning about the two pilots? >> reporter: well, we believe that both the members of the air crew are safe. the pilot and the weapons system officer. that's the officer who sits in the back. one of them has been recovered with minor injuries. the other, is recovery is in process right now. this went
and the economy in the u.s. >> reporter: back on television this morning, mommar gadhafi, staying put. that's why all eyes will be on the stock market this morning. after gas hikes at the pump. now talk of $4 a gallon. this morning, nervous investors on wall street and everyday americans on main street, are watching it. rising oil prices, translating to rising gas prices at the pump. the average price of a gallon of regular in this country, $3.38 a gallon. up 20 cents in one week. up 68 cents in a year. as gas prices go up, stock prices are falling. those stocks directly impact so many american 401(k)s, finally starting to recoup what was lost in the recession. what's behind it? >> unrest in libya is causing an increase in oil prices because of potential supply disruptions. it hits right to the consumer wallet. and has a direct and immediate impact on confidence. >> reporter: that unrest is sending oil to $99.63 a barrel. topping $100 a barrel in overnight trading. and libya's mommar gadhafi remains defiant, after telling our christiane amanpour this week, he is staying. americans across this cou
side. >> good morning, washington. i am scott thuman. >> i am alison starling. thanks for joining us on this early tuesday morning. let's begin with traffic and weather every ten minutes. lisa baden shortly. restart with adam caskey. the rain is coming our way. >> late tomorrow and especially throughout thursday. it will be a lot like what we had on sunday. be prepared for some flooding. there's a flood watch from late wednesday through thursday. 35 right now in northwest, 26 in leesburg, 29 in la plata, 33 in germantown. the 52 is the high temperatures today, average for this time of year. partly cloudy. not as cold tonight, low to mid 30's. mostly cloudy, with rain showers especially by tomorrow evening. the heaviest rain will be on thursday. there's a flood watch for late wednesday through thursday. thursday morning commute will be and a slow commute. >>> normal service this morning according to metro rail. looks good and on the beltway. no problems as far as interstate travel. normal travel times on 95 between richmond and baltimore, 270 between father hurley and the beltway, loo
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. the un suspended libya from its human rights council and the u.s. senate approved a resolution demanding gaddafi step down. >> there's growing concern about its of the impact on the u.s. economy. emily schmidt has the latest. >> in libya, change and uncertainty camera a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya could become a peaceful democracy and or it could face a protracted civil war or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> the un estimates more than 1000 people and have died. libby opposing oil chief says production was cut in half. at one of the nation's largest oil facility and they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it is killing us. we don't go anywhere but the work. >> week of the gasoline between $4.50 dollars a gallon by memorial day and maybe sooner. >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says economic recovery is speeding up, but higher oil prices could be a threat. >> sustained increases in the price of oil or other commodities would represent a threat to economic growth and o
or knock on doors. investigators tell us that the man brandished a gun at several people, including a teenager. >> threatening a kid with a gun, that is wrong. if you want to go out and kill yourself, go out and kill yourself. but the other people alone. >> dorthy had pulled up just moments before he pulled the gun. >> investigators say the man brandished his gun at the first officers on the scene and four of them took aim and fired. >> he was just up and down the street with a gun. >> we see some detectives coming up the street. ray leonard wrote. again, a very active crime scene. none of the people who called 911 say they recognize the man who was brandishing the handgun. also, they do not know whether he lived in this particular neighborhood. the investigation continues. at last report the man was still in critical condition. >>> a d.c. police officer is in trouble with the law. he is accused of breaking into a home over the weekend. brean burglarized a home on colorado northwest and that she was leaving, officers moved in and arrested her. she has been placed on administrative l
of state hillary clinton says the u.s. may even prosecute gadhafi for the 1988 pan am bombing. he's suspected of personally ordering that attack. >> as the u.s. weighs military action, there's concern about the conflicts and the harmful impact they'll have on the u.s. economy. >> emily schmidt has the latest on that from washington. emily? >> reporter: in libya, change and uncertainty carries a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya could become a peaceful democracy. or it could face protractive civil war. or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> reporter: the u.n. estimates more than 1,000 people have died. libya's oil chief says production is cut in half. guards at one of the nation's largest oil facilities say they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. food prices in january rose the fastest they have since 2008. oil topped $100 a barrel yesterday. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it's killing us. we don't go anywhere but work and home. >> we could see gasoline between $4 and $5 a gallon by memor
>>> making news this thursday morning. >> u.s. troops targeted. killed at an airport by a man shouting in arabic. was it a terrorist act? >>> tales of abuse from a 90-year-old legend. mickey rooney's testimony about a growing problem. >>> and sheen's saga. new tweets from the star overnight. >>> and good morning, everyone. i'm mike marusarz, in for rob nelson. >> and i'm peggy bunker. german investigators say the frankfurt airport shooting that left two dead, could be a terrorist attack. >> those responsible will be brought to justice. emily schmidt joins us now for the waitest. >> reporter: mike and peggy, good morning to you. we're waiting to learn the names of the two aram who were killed in the attack. they were about to be deployed overseas to begin a mission. inste at least a dozen air force security personnel had arrived from england, on their way to a u.s. base in germany. law enforcement officials say the alleged gunman walked up to them, began arguing, and pulled out an automatic weapon. nine rounds later, when his gun jammed, two airmen were dead, two more wounded.
. thanks for joining us. time for traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will check in with lisa baden. first, meteorologist adam caskey. >> good morning. a beautiful picture over the bay. sunrise in about 30 minutes. mostly clear skies overhead at this time. it's got to be another nice day with partly cloudy skies by midday and afternoon. you can see clear skies over the district, 33 degrees right now. we are below freezing for the most part. there are exceptions. 27 in brunswick and hagerstown, 25 in warrenton, 23 in berkeley springs, 29 in chevy chase. highs today in the low 50's with a fair amount of sunshine. mostly cloudy tomorrow, rain tomorrow evening and especially tomorrow night. throughout the entire day on thursday. heavy rain at times. a flood watch wednesday night through thursday. thursday morning could be a tricky commute. >>> what this. going live to newschopper 7 in laurel, maryland, won 97 and the baltimore-washington parkway emerging to gather. a pretty good ride, but heavy volume of traffic spotted between 198, 197, and down to powder mill road is normal. back to y
with some of the most expensive gas in all of the land. he's in orlando for us this morning. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the price for a gallon of regular here, $5.39. and this is going to get worse as the summer approaches. analysts we spoke to said we could see prices this high across the country. now, even the airlines are starting to take it out on us. southwest airlines, raising its prices by $10. the latest casualty, as gas prices soar, the airline industry. united/continental airline, the largest airline in the world, is announcing scrapping its plans to grow the company in 2011, because of fuel price. that, after raising ticket prices last week by $20. the national average for gas has zoomed past $3.50 a gallon. >> it's frustrating. >> reporter: the nation's cheapest gas, mth, $3.19. california has the most expensive fuel, $3.90. but the priciest gas, here in orlando, florida. some of the most expensive gas station in the united states. pulling up. see how much it costs to fill. less than three-quarters of a tank. turns out, a lot. 13 gallons, $70. others
at the libyan embassy, a flag was raised. that flag was used before moammar khaddafi took power in 1969. this was a symbolic gesture to defy him. in libya, violence has escalated between rebels and pro-gaddafi forces. gaddafi is it denying the uprising. in an interview with christiane amanpour, the flamboyant leader made shocking statements. he says his people are not against him. in fact, he claims the exact opposite. >> no one is against me. they love me. , all. they will die to protect me and my people. >> under mounting pressure to leave libya, gaddafi laughed at the idea. [laughter] >> who would leave his homeland? why would i leave my homeland? why would i leave libya? >> international leaders say they are stepping up efforts to pressure him to step down. $30 billion in assets have been frozen and military forces are moving in and continued plants continue to arm rebels. susan rice called the leader delusional. >> the international community have joined the people of libya in expressing their outrage at the killing and the slaughtering and the crazy behavior we have seen out of co
complex. her bank accounts and credit cards have not been used since the end of january. >> we would like to help the family and hope that there is something beyond suspicion of foul play. >> investigators say there are no obvious signs of foul play in this case they are hoping that the publicity will help get some leads for her family and for investigators who are looking for tonight. >>> marion barry got the boot tonight'. today, his car was botted. what did he have to say about this latest snafu? >> we are outside varian barry's house. behind me is his jaguar. during the night, he got a visit from the boat people. -- boot people. his jaguar was sitting back at his house. >> i was not a where. -- aware. >> a check of city records show that he is car had nine tickets totaling $700 before locations all over the d.c. >> how did you get to work this morning? >> talking to some of his neighbors, we found many surprised the you could get at least nine tickets. >> 20 minutes later, they towed it. >> the director of public works agreed. >> we saw his car with a boat on it. -- boot on it. >> the
. >> and here in the u.s., drivers are already making big changes. and in rare cases, some are having their gas stolen. >> can you imagine? emily schmidt is in washington, now, with more on the stolen gas. good morning, emily. >> reporter: the rising gas prices mean you are getting less for your money. the amount to fill up your car this time last year, would leave you nearly a quarter-tank short in today's prices. another day, another record. with gas at a nationwide average at $3.52 a gallon, it's the highest ever for march. >> it is kind of frustrating. >> reporter: this houston taxi driver is making less money each day. they're up 39 cents, since protests began in libya. >> we're reacting on rumors. this is a total over react on some people's parts. let's see where this is taking us. >> reporter: there are no gas shortages yet. that doesn't reduce consumers to finding the lowest of the high prices. >> some stations have raised their prices. and some stations are slower to raise their price. it can pay off very much so. >> reporter: in the meantime, higher gas prices carry some unexpected co
suspended libya from its top human rights body and the u.s. has a resolution calling for the u.n. to set up a no-fly zone over libya. >> of the turmoil could make a big impact on oil. >> car buyers disregard toyota's recall morning. linda bell has business news from bloomberg headquarters in new york. good morning. >> good morning. last week toyota recalled more vehicles on top of the millions it recall the last year. that is not hurting sales. the company led sales gains in the u.s. among asian carmakers with a 42% surge in february, the biggest rise in 10 years. we continue watching crude oil prices. trading near $100 a barrel. yesterday the protests in iran did investors and that has boosted oil prices as investors saw that as a safe haven to put their money. stocks are poised for flat open on this wednesday morning. amazon continues against its competitors and is opening an application store for its mobile phone. google's android market users complaining that it's not a user-friendly enough. back to you. >> thank you. >>> 36 degrees outside. >> still ahead, , paying even more at the pum
home. card was used about noon. she is not here. emily hershenson's home, filled friends and family and apprehensions. while dozens of people join in the mother, her husband clings to hope. >> is a horrific experience to endure this. this is totally uncharacteristic for her. unconceivable the us that herwould not come home to daughter. said his wife got up early monday to head up out to work. he said he talked with her 9:00 a.m. she never arrived. the disappearance of a former is capturingry the internet. while a facebook page rapidly cannes france. bus stops and shiites. been reaching out to of law enforcement. >>, hershenson said his wife experienced any psychological distress. >> having to go to this, i would t wish it on anybody. it is excruciating. >> tonight the police department been this a critical missing person case. meanwhile, her family and friends hope someone sees a is report and can point them in the right direction ed -- in the right direction. >>> witnesses speak out about murders in montgomery county. men were killed within n olney,f each other i last one about 24
not made of everything in america. >> which was basically everything in the house. sharyn alfonsi shows us how hard it was to find new stuff for the house made in america. this morning what their brand new made in america home looks like. >> reporter: by now you know this family who might be asking themselves, why did we do this? >> hello. >> reporter: allowing with the world news" to check everything in their home. made in india. thailand. >> bangladesh. >> reporter: where is your couch made from? china. take out anything that wasn't made in america. they came home to an empty house. >> all of our appliances are gone. and microwave, no oven, no stove, no refrigerator. john, what you making for didn'ter? >> pb&j, american classic. >> reporter: living with the consequences at bedtime. even the dog. then came the real challenge, replacing everything we took out with products made right here in america. >> hi. i'm trying to find out -- >> reporter: remember how long it took them to find that american coffee maker? that's what i wanted to know. >> they seem stumped. >> one hour. we kept going.
and sleep. i'll stay in the back of this car until gadhafi leaves, he told us. we all will. we edge closer to the key oil city of ras lanuf, now the tip of the spear in the fight to bring down gadhafi. the battle is close. the charred evidence of fresh fighting is everywhere as is the thud of artillery fire. this is where all the fighters are gathering right now. this is the furthest west that we're able to go. just 30 miles west from where we are standing right here, there's a big battle in a place called bin jawad. that is just up ahead where gadhafi's forces attacked using their advantage, fighter jets to pound the rebels, stopping their march toward gadhafi's stronghold in tripoli. for now. and for now it is as far as we can go too. lama hasan, abc news, ras lanuf, libya. >> unbelievable. >>> political uncertainty in libya and other oil-producing countries has sent fuel prices skyrocketing. a record for this time of year, $3.52. over the past four weeks, prices have jumped 39 cents per gallon and analysts say no immediate relief in sight. >>> even though gas prices are the highest they
am alison starling. thanks for joining us had thought the clock on this friday. we will check in with lisa baden shortly. we have a wet weekend ahead? >> the second half of the weekend will be a washout. it looks likely that we will have moderate to heavy rain showers moving through on sunday. a slow-moving frontal boundary. so the rain will linger all day long. 26 in leesburg, 29 in germantown, 30 in newington, 28 in washington, virginia. partial sunshine. fair amount of clouds overhead. temperatures near 50 degrees. that is average. limited sunshine to model with high temperatures near 60. not a bad saturday. on sunday, periods of rain, heavy at times. >>> minor crash on the george washington parkway northbound leaving reagan national airport. accident is after 395, but before the memorial bridge. nothing unusual on the highway. the pace of traffic looks great for a friday morning on 270 at 109. no troubles in the district, along 14th street. back to you. >> thank you. >>> our top story this half- hour, picketing at the washington hospital. 1500 workers are going to begin a
, saying his people loves him. as the u.s. ponders military action. >>> rising waters affecting an entire state. it's expected to get worse today. >>> and inside charlie's world. the drugs and the women. long-time advisers quit. but now, an olive branch from cbs. >>> good morning. moammar gadhafi shows no signs of stepping down, despite mounting international pressure and also defeats at home. >> the flamboyant libyan leader sat down for an exclusive interview with our christiane amanpour. he claimed there were demonstrators or protesters in libya. and he was loved by all. >> emily schmidt joins us from washington now, with more on gadhafi and more reaction from the white house. good morning, emily. >> reporter: good morning, peggy and rob. for two weeks now, protesters have been taking control of city after city. but it turns out his view of what's happening is about as different as it can get. despite anti-government protesters closing in around moammar gadhafi's capital city, the libyan leader insisted to abc's christiane amanpour, that there are no protesters in his country at all. >>
controversial videos made on a u.s. aircraft carrier. >> john hendren has the details in washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning. the navy found 25 raunchy videos were made aboard the "uss enterprise" and concluded senior officers fell far short of the standards navy holds for professional behavior and conduct. from ship to shore, it was a national embarrassment. crude language, riske shower scenes and one gay slur after another. >> let's ask the checkmates about being gay. that's not a good idea, is it. >> reporter: the man in the hugh hefner robe lost his command of the "uss enterprise" in january, shortly after this in-ship videos were made public by the virginiaen pilot newspaper. >> the investigation confirmed the profound lack of judgment on the part of captain honors, then serving as executive officer in "uss enterprise." >> reporter: though well liked by his crew -- >> i did not find him offensive in any way. i felt like he was doing it just to boost ship morale, that's it. >> reporter: the navy issued report on the videos. nonpunitive letters of caution to 32 ot
" joins us live from tripoli. good morning, christiane. >> reporter: good morning, robin. and the failure of a so-called elite brigade of gadhafi forces to dislodge the opponents in that town, begs the question of what these forces are capable of. and whether gadhafi will send his forces against other parts of the country. we sat down with him. and he simply refuses to accept that there is an uprising against him. for days, the world has been watching an uprising by the libyan people. but the famously flamboyant libyan leader, colonel moammar gadhafi, insists that it's simply not happening. >> they love me. all my people, with me. they love me, all. >> reporter: but if they do love you -- >> they would die to protect me. my people. >> reporter: if you say they do love you, then why are they capturing benghazi? why do they say they're against you? >> it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's al qaeda. it's not my people. >> reporter: but those answers provoked a strong reaction in benghazi, the country's second-largest city, where gadhafi has already lost control. >> he's crazy. >> he's lying and
. >> americans are our friends and have helped us. i can never agree with what has happened. >> he is accused of firing nine rounds, leaving two dead and two wounded. he is being held on two counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder. >>> controversy on capitol hill over a ceremony honoring the last world war world and one veteran. frank buckles died sunday at age 110. despite a resolution to allow him to lie in the capitol rotunda, house speaker john boehner is against the idea. he was to hold the ceremony at arlington national secretary. they say area may not be able to handle the volume of mourners expected. >>> a new national survey finds new -- finds teenagers are not having sex. it is an increase of about 6%. it is double for high school students. the study says emphasis played a significant role in abstinence. >>> more reason to get a good night's sleep. a third of americans sleep less than seven hours a night. that is linked to poor concentration and memory lapses. americans have trouble concentrating and 18% have trouble remembering things. >>> students at george washington
as international pressure increases. the united nations suspended libya from its human rights council and the u.s. senate approved a resolution demanding moammar gaddafi step down. >> there's growing concern about the conflict's impact on the u.s. economy. emily schmidt has that story. >> in libya, change and uncertainty carry a growing cost. in the years ahead, libya -- >> could become a peaceful democracy or face protracted civil war, or it could descend into chaos. the stakes are high. >> the un estimates more than 1000 people have died. libya owes loyalty excess production was cut in half. one of the nation's large its oil facilities say they are not taking sides in the conflict. u.s. consumers are feeling the pinch. gas is up 20 cents a gallon this week. >> it is killing us. we don't go anywhere but work. >> we could see gas between $4.50 dollars a gallon by memorial day and maybe sooner. >> in washington, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke says economic recovery is speeding up, but higher oil prices could be. >> sustained rises in the price of oil or other commodities could represent a t
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